Microsoft is taking important steps to make Windows 10 more accessible for everyone, adding a built-in eye tracking function to the OS for users who can’t control a computer through more traditional input methods.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the upcoming new feature, dubbed Eye Control, at the company’s One Week Hackathon. The native eye tracking support will allow users to launch programs, type, and scroll through documents — just about everything you can do on a PC — by just looking at the screen.
Eye Control is especially important, however, because of the potential it has to allow those suffering from diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka ALS, to communicate with those around them with text to speech programs and other methods. Read more…
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